Risenga Maluleke dropped out of school when he was 16 because his fellow pupils always laughed at him.
“The pressure was unbearable,” he said.
Risenga of Xikundu Village in Limpopo said people, even young children, call him names wherever he goes.
He said “I started drinking at a young age, thinking that the problem would go away but it didn’t. I went to a local church to get away from the misery but people can’t stop staring at me.”
Risenga said he has decided to turn to the People’s Paper for help.
“I’m sick and tired of being a joke in my village. I’m married with three kids and still the problem continues to follow me. All I need is to have these teeth removed but I’m unemployed and can’t afford to consult a dentist. I’m appealing to people out there to please help me,” he said.
Dentist Gezani Chauke said: “The two teeth need to be removed.
“They need to be replaced by a four-unit bridge which can simply be inserted into his mouth. The process could cost him plus or minus R12000.”